The tax status of a high-end retirement home in Kirkwood is no longer in limbo. St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman announced Friday that he has reached a settlement with Ashfield Active Living & Wellness Communities, which owns Aberdeen Heights. Read More

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Remember when you voted to write property tax limits into the state constitution? Bet you didn’t know it would leave children without a ride to school.  Read More

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A proposed 0.5 percent increase in North Pole’s sales tax drew opposition at Monday’s North Pole City Council meeting. The tax hike was proposed by Mayor Bryce Ward to stave off service cuts and fill a budget hole created by Flint Hills Resource’s decision to cease refining at their facility in the city. In fiscal terms, North Pole is between a rock and a hard place, and when the council brings the matter to a final vote this coming Monday, they will have to make the unpleasant choice between more taxes or reduced services to the city’s residents. Read More

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Homeowners in Indian Hill will likely have a lower property tax following a recent court ruling. Read More

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The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that private property owners that lease to community colleges aren't entitled to property tax exemptions available to the institutions. Read More

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Gates residents who lost a child in the line of military duty could soon be granted an exemption on their town and county taxes. Read More

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The Department of Revenue recently reported that preliminary property taxes for 2015 are 4.2% higher than the payable 2014 levels. Local governments will establish their final levies at the end of December and they often adjust them slightly downward. Nevertheless, a 4% increase or more on a statewide basis is likely. Read More

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A coalition of leading Texas business organizations is joining forces with the Coalition for Equal and Uniform Taxation (CEUT) to defend the Texas constitution's guarantee of Equal and Uniform Taxation, and fight efforts to impose mandatory sales price disclosure.  The Texas constitution mandates that all property be taxed at market value and that the taxes be equal and uniform. Both homeowners and businesses have a right to challenge a central appraisal district's valuation if it does not meet this constitutional standard.  Read More

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Evanston aldermen, at a special meeting tonight, are scheduled to vote on a 15.5 percent increase in the property tax levy for the public library. Read More

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A new Los Angeles County sheriff will come to town Monday, along with two new county supervisors and an assessor, all of whom will be sworn in at ceremonies planned throughout the day. Read More

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A complex local tax dispute is at the center of a rare quasi-judicial before an Anchorage Assembly panel this week. Read More

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Two things appear certain about Alabama's budget year that begins next October. Read More

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County Council President Greg Kendall announced Monday night’s meeting could be considered Black Monday due to the recent revelation that the state would be withholding about $1.3 million of tax revenue from the 2015 county budget.Read More

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While Republicans revel in their landslide victory Nov. 4, the chairman of the Texas Senate’s Democratic Caucus isn’t trying to downplay his party’s rout. Read More

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State Auditor John Keel is criticizing an economic development program run by Texas school districts, saying they're being passive about checking whether companies actually are creating high-paying jobs as promised. Read More

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Land values and real property taxes for some agricultural properties on Kauai may be going up next year. Read More

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A third new Discount Drug Mart store is coming to Medina County, this one along high-traffic Ohio 18 near Interstate 77 in Sharon Township. Read more

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 9:43pm

Texas’s Williamson County hired hundreds of workers and ran up debt as it became home to two of the 10 fastest-growing U.S. cities. Now, state tax cuts threaten to crimp the revenue it needs to pay for the expansion.  Read More

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 9:43pm

After 2-1/2 years as chief appraiser of the Wilson County Appraisal District, Brian Stahl is resigning. Stahl read his resignation letter during the Feb. 25 meeting of the district’s board of directors. . . .
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 9:35pm

An effort to rein in local property taxes was delayed Monday as city and county officials pressed lawmakers to kill the measure, saying it would keep them from meeting local needs. Read More

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 9:51pm

As your lieutenant governor, I was pleased to join the chairwoman of Senate finance, Sen. Jane Nelson, and a bipartisan group of 24 Texas Senators to announce one of the largest tax relief packages in Texas’ history. It is a bold plan that provides $4.6 billion in property tax relief for struggling homeowners as well as big and small businesses trying to make ends meet. Read More

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 10:38pm

This week, we take a look at the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll and a proposal by state Senate leaders to offer tax relief to property owners and businesses. <!-- ngIf: details.credit != null -->(<!-- end ngIf: details.credit != null -->Alana Rocha and Justin Dehn / Texas Tribune<!-- ngIf: details.credit != null -->)<!-- end ngIf: details.credit != null --> Read More